Galveston: Texas port reels in $3B economic impactGalveston: Texas port reels in $3B economic impacthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=9212015-05-27T08:32:00Z2015-05-27T00:00:00Z

GALVESTON - The Port of Galveston is the 4th busiest cruise port and ranks 40th in total tonnage in the U.S. Port Ranking, according to the latest data from 2014.

Associated by the public as port terminal for cruises, it has historically handled containerized cargo, dry and liquid bulk, break-bulk, roll-on/roll-off cargo, and refrigerated and project cargo.

Galveston Wharves is a 45 feet deep and 1,200 feet wide channel located at the mouth of Galveston Bay along the Upper Texas Coast in Galveston County.

Handling 13,700,000 tons Port of Galveston brings a $3.06B annual economic impact producing 3,326 direct jobs and 3,794 induced jobs.

Top commodities include wind power equipment, agricultural equipment, machinery, vehicles and fertilizer products.

Commodities arriving at the port are often destined for Galveston County, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, the state of Texas, as well as Texas’ neighboring states and the United States Midwest region.

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